Cover Letter: Be Brilliant

January 23, 2022

One of the things that attracted me to my volunteer work as a Coast Guard was the idea of cross-training, of getting a refresher on ministry, and learning things that would enhance my ministry at St. Luke’s.  I was reminded of this last week, when I received a letter from Captain Clifford Stuart, the Chaplain […]

Sermon: Reproductive Justice

January 23, 2022

Suzanne G. Roberts, MD, MPH, MDiv Sermon for Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year C, January 23, 2022 Sabbath for Reproductive Justice Nehemiah 8:1-10; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:14-21; Psalm 19   “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O God, my strength and my redeemer.” […]

Cover Letter: Wedding at Cana

January 17, 2022

The gospel for last Sunday was the story of the Wedding at Cana.  Mary and Jesus were at a wedding. The hosts ran out of wine. Mary told Jesus and 12 huge jars of water were turned into wine, not just ordinary wine, but the very best.  It is amazing to me that Jesus’ first […]

Reparative Work: Enriching our Worship

January 17, 2022

Last Sunday’s sermon and the lead Opinion Page article in the last Maine Sunday Telegram both addressed the history of Portland and the relationship of Maine to the slave trade.  The bottom line is that the money trail is as clear as the triangular trade. Though our ancestors may not have owned slaves, we – […]

Sermon: Second Sunday after Epiphany

January 16, 2022

Second Sunday after Epiphany Sermon preached by the Rev. Canon Eleanor Prior St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland, Maine 2022   From Psalm 36 5 Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, * and your faithfulness to the clouds. 6 Your righteousness is like the strong mountains, your justice like the great deep; * 9 For […]

Cover Letter: There Is A Crack In Everything

January 13, 2022

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”  Leonard Cohen The numbers are a bit scary.  Not just numbers related to Covid or Climate, but also numbers related to church.  Even after including on-line views, our attendance is less than half what it was before the pandemic. With the loss of […]

PPEAT Meeting Minutes: January 11, 2022

January 11, 2022

Public Policy and Environmental Action Team Minutes January 11, 2022 6-7 PM   Facilitator:  Charles Skold Minutes: Sarah Braik Present: Ruth Roemer, Sarah Braik, Mary Linneman, Sam Allen, Meredith Tipton, Dick Farnsworth, Charles Skold, Ralph Cordes, Barbara Ryland, Ted Kannelakis, Kathy Coughlin, Connie Bingham, John Hennessy   The Cathedral of St. Luke sits on unceded […]

Cover Letter: A Church that Looks and Acts Like Jesus

January 7, 2022

A Church that Looks and Acts Like Jesus Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has consistently invited Episcopalians to reimagine ourselves as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, a community of followers who live Jesus’ Way of Love. In these times of challenge and change, he offers this statement and the accompanying resources as a prayer, […]

Eco-Tip: Green Your Laundry Routine

January 1, 2022

January Eco-Tip: Green Your Laundry Routine The average family washes about 300 loads of laundry per year. Doing laundry makes up about 16% of the average household’s water use. In older machines, one load of laundry can take up to 45 gallons of water! By comparison, high-efficiency machines use between 15-30 gallons per load. Your […]

PPEAT Meeting Minutes: December 14, 2021

December 14, 2021

Public Policy and Environmental Action Team (PPEAT)  Dec. 14th, 2021  Facilitator: Sarah Braik  Minutes: Charles Skold  Present: Sarah Braik, Charles Skold, John Hennessy, Sue Inches, Mary Linneman, Barbara Ryland, Connie Bingham, Sam Allen, Elizabeth Parsons, Dick Farnsworth, Ted Kanellakis  Territory Acknowledgement  The Cathedral of St. Luke sits on unceded Wabanaki territory. We acknowledge that we […]

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